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If I am MCSA, can I upgrade to MCITP instead of going to MCSE and then MCITP RRS feed

  • Question

  • So basicaly this is my question:

    I am MCSA. Instead of taking three more exams to become MCSE, can I go and take exams for 2008 and upgrade to MCIPT without becoming MCSE first???

     

    Vladimir

    Tuesday, May 11, 2010 9:39 PM

Answers

  • Of course. you can bypass through MCSA into MCTS and then MCITP.
    • Marked as answer by Vlad817263 Thursday, May 13, 2010 1:12 PM
    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 10:04 AM
  • The "Upgrade Paths" tab should provide all the information you need as to which certification(s) you need to pass to earn either the MCITP Server 2008 Server Administrator, or Enterprise Administrator.

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-windowsserver.aspx#tab4

    • Marked as answer by Vlad817263 Thursday, May 13, 2010 1:12 PM
    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 1:50 PM
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  • Of course. you can bypass through MCSA into MCTS and then MCITP.
    • Marked as answer by Vlad817263 Thursday, May 13, 2010 1:12 PM
    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 10:04 AM
  • The "Upgrade Paths" tab should provide all the information you need as to which certification(s) you need to pass to earn either the MCITP Server 2008 Server Administrator, or Enterprise Administrator.

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-windowsserver.aspx#tab4

    • Marked as answer by Vlad817263 Thursday, May 13, 2010 1:12 PM
    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 1:50 PM
    Answerer
  • Thank you very much to both of you. I really appreciate it :)
    Thursday, May 13, 2010 1:12 PM
  •  I am confused about having to be MCTS before MCITP. Why did they change the cert process and add all these new titles anyway?

     

     

    Friday, May 14, 2010 4:46 PM
  • You earn the MCTS designation when you pass one of Microsoft's newer courses (example - 70-640 would give you the MCTS in Server 2008 Active Directory).

    MCITP involves completing several courses.  For Server 2008 Server Administrator - 70-640-70-642 and 70-646.

    One of the downsides to the "old" MCSE/MCSA was these designations never expire, even though the technology may be retired (as in Windows 2000/Server 2000).  With the MCTS and MCITP, you "lose" the designation when the technology is retired.  In order to keep up, you'll need to recertify on the latest product.  For instance if you passed the Server 2008 Active Directory certification, once Server 2008 is retired, you'll need to pass the exam for the latest version of Server.

    The goal is to keep IT pro's up to date on the latest technology.

    Friday, May 14, 2010 6:35 PM
    Answerer
  • I can dig, as long as the companies are keeping up with the average salaries for IT Pros. ( which we all know they are not )

    Wonder how people would feel if colleges expired their degrees, making people go back and update? You know, just making sure professionals with degrees are keeping up.

    The old OS courses you took back in the early 80's are long gone, yet most are still walking around bragging about a useless degree they got under their belt from that era.

    They should have to update them, you are right.

     

    Friday, May 14, 2010 9:35 PM